Funding for Groups

  • Asda Foundation - funding available: varies; various funding options available including equipment, sports kit and refreshments for events.

  • Ballinger Charitable Trust - funding available: up to or above £5,000; the trust gives out grants and funding to charitable causes in the North East which cover revenue, core, project and capital costs. Current priorities are providing activities that deliver health, development and well being to children and young people or older people (particularly those living with dementia and their carers).

  • Barchester's Charitable Foundation - funding available: maximum £5,000; funding available for projects working with older people aged 65+, adults (18+) with a physical or learning difficulty and adults (18+) with mental health problems. Applications that combat loneliness and enable people to be active and engaged will receive highest priority.

  • BBC Children in Need - funding available: maximum £30,000; grants available for projects working with children and young people experiencing disadvantage from illness, disability, behavioural or psychological difficulties or living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

  • Big Lottery Awards for Allfunding available: £300 - £10,000; focus on grassroots and community activity that aims to improve life for local people and neighbourhoods. Sport and physical activity projects must have a clear link to one of the three Awards for All outcomes.

  • Big Lottery Building Connections Fund - funding available: maximum £100,000; funding available to support projects that prevent or reduce isolation.

    • Main Fund; funding available for existing projects to reach more people and/or join up others - Closed.

    • Youth Fund, maximum £80,000 funding available for youth focused projects helping young people avoid long term loneliness - Closed.

  • Big Lottery Reaching Communities - funding available: over £10,000; funding available for up to 5 years. Projects must have a clear link to one of the Big Lottery's three objectives and enable communities to thrive.

  • Cash 4 Clubs - funding available: £500, £750 or £1,000; funding available to improve facilities, purchase equipment, gain qualifications and invest in the sustainability of the organisation. One to prize winner will receive £10,000. Currently Closed.

  • Coalfield Community Investment Programmefunding available: maximum £10,000; funding is available for those based in eligible wards in South Tyneside and Sunderland. Sport and physical activity projects must focus on disability, women & girls, victims of abuse, carers, homeless people or those who are 60+. Eligibilty survey reopens 24th September until 7th December.

  • Community Foundationfunding available: varies; the Community Foundation provides grants and other support to groups and individuals by matching applications to their donors’ interests. Funding available supports three broad themes: supporting people to overcome disadvantage, creating stronger communities and making the area a good place to live.

  • GLL Community Foundation - funding available: maximum £5,000; funding available to help local projects with funding, facilities and support that encourages people to be active, learn and to play together. Projects could include organising a sports tournament or creating a new sports league.

  • Graham Wylie Foundation - funding available: not specified; funding available for groups, organisations and charities for equipment, new buildings, support workers, and sporting and youth groups which benefit youngsters.

  • Persimmon Community Championsmaximum funding available: £1,000; this is a charity match programme which provides donations of up to £1,000 to local UK groups and charities who have already raised their own funds.

  • Persimmon Healthy Communitiesfunding available: £750; From May to December 2017, thirty monthly donations of £750 will be given to teams or individuals aged 21 and under to purchase sports kits and equipment.

  • Peter Harrison Foundation - funding available: each grant reviewed on it's own merit; funding available for charities and CASC's to support sporting activity or projects which provide opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged to fulfil their potential. Grants will often be for one off capital projects but revenue projects will be considered. No specific deadlines for applications.

  • Postcode Community Trust - funding available: £500 - £2,000 (up to £20,000 for registered charities; funding available for projects which overcome barriers to participation in community activities in a creative and sustainable way or increase social cohesion through developing access to grass-roots sports, arts and other recreational activities. Next round early 2019.

  • Sir James Knott Trust - funding available: maximum £5,000; deadline for the next round of funding will be confirmed in November. Applications for under £1,000 are open all year round. Funding available to support community projects in Tyne and Wear including health and sport.

  • Sport England Small Grants funding available £300 - £10,000; focus on funding adults and young people (14+) to become more active, develop a more resilient sporting habit, develop more diverse volunteers or improve progression and inclusion in talent development.

  • Tesco Bags of Helpfunding available: £1,000, £2,000 and £4,000; Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge is being used to fund local projects in communities right across the UK.

  •  Trusthouse Charitable Foundation - funding available: maximum varies; funding to support smaller charitable and not for profit organisations with a total annual income under £500,000. Projects must fall within the following themes Community Support (which includes sport) or Arts, Education and Heritage.

  • Tyne & Wear Sport Club Bursaryfunding available: £100 - £750; funding to support clubs/organisations across Tyne & Wear. The bursary is currently closed.

  •  Virgin Money Foundation: #iwill Take Action Fund - funding available: maximum £60,000; projects working with young people aged 10 to 20, or up to 25 for disabled people. Funding is available under three schemes, Our Physical Environment, Our Health or Our Culture. Deadline for applications December 2018.

  • Wilko Helping Handsfunding available: not stated; budget available to give a helping hand to local groups and community projects including wilko gift cards, products or volunteers to help with whatever you’re doing for our community - whether it’s a raffle prize to help with fund raising, tins of paint or extra helpers to do up a community centre.